This was a budget release computer game based on the popular '80s television show of the same name. The player controls Alf, who has to run around the neighborhood collecting pizzas and avoiding cats and the man of the household.
April 7, 2018 Subject:
Original owner here!
As someone who received a copy of this game on both 5.25" floppy and 3.5" disks back in 1989 for my tenth birthday, i used to love playing this game on my parents' Commodore PC-10/III, which we'd purchased the previous Christmas as our family's first home computer. As other reviewers have noted here, it's like the cats are on crack, and Willie and the Dog Catcher too, and that can be attributed to the fact that we're not playing it on original hardware anymore. In fact, I remember when I used to play it on my family's Commodore PC-10/III back in the day (still could now if I could find a replacement monitor for the twenty pound beast), it ran somewhat slower and more manageably. It wasn't as hard to catch the cats, avoid Willie and the Dog Catcher, and the pizzas lasted slightly longer. In any case, very happy to see it here in the Archive, thanks for bringing back many happy childhood and teen year memories! <3
Willy Beamish's Grandfather -
February 6, 2016 Subject:
Alf won't eat the cats.
Everything goes really fast in this game, this includes the cats. "No matter!" said I. So, Alf and I thinking this is time to have some fast food rushed in to catch the delicious delicacies. We finally cornered that feline but alas Alf's jaw must be plastered to him because the cat just skedaddled out of Alf's grasp. I fear Alf may starve tonight despite the 10 pizzas he ate.
December 22, 2015 Subject:
cats didn't have enough legs
December 11, 2015 Subject:
I Think The Cats In This Neighborhood Are On Amphetamines & Frankly I'm Worried
I don't really know who or what ALF was/is but I'm assuming someone at some point did. You have to pick up pizzas (To deliver? Not clear on that one) using the directional keys (up, down, left, right) but you can't just walk over the pizzas you have to stand on top of them for a second to pick them up. Never got to deliver even one pizza to anyone's house because of all the obstacles coming at me at 100 mphs. Looks like a budget title or freeware of some sort but honestly all DOS games look like budget titles to me.
August 23, 2015 Subject:
ALF: A Lackluster Failure
this may be alf's first game but i sure do wish it was it his last
January 20, 2015 Subject:
didnt like it
I've never played an alf game before but I really love alf. I don't think you can catch the cats though, they just run too fast. I got killed by the head of some guy in glasses and a hotwheels car. Most of the time I think I am picking up pizza but I don't even know what that does, but everyone loves pizza right? so I guess alf does too even though he also wants to eat the cats. Isn't he full from the pizza by now? also why does the trashcan hurt me I never did anything to the trashcan. Where is alfs family? why did all the tanners just let him wonder in a neighborhood littered with pizzas and disembodied heads? I don't understand this and whoever made this game must hate ALF!! I gave it two stars just because I really like alf